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Westendorff: Praying for snow, preparing for wildfires

The weather over the past several weeks hardly shows it, but this year’s version of winter is just around the corner – at least the calendar says so. The sunny skies and warm temperatures we all...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Chair

Tailwind Nutrition: Grant money will provide a boost to a growing local business in Bayfield

There was a big win recently in Bayfield, but we are not talking about football. Kudos to the Wolverines, of course, for their 2A state title, but the less publicized win came just south of...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cure: When thoughts and prayers are not enough

While definitions differ, Congress has defined a “mass killing” as one in which three or more people are killed in a single incident in a public place. From Sandy Hook to Charleston, San...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Tingey: Local industry relies on public lands from here to Alaska

This has been a tough year for public land advocates. There is increasing activity across the country to open up America’s public lands to oil and gas leasing. Currently, there is bill working its...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Column on drilling was devoid of facts

Mark Pearson (Herald, Nov. 18) has once again outdone himself with his recent hysteria on how Sen. Cory Gardner is about to sell his vote on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Let’s...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

SALT reform: Deduction loss may cause real pain for rural Colorado, state and local governments

There is a lot to take issue with the GOP’s rush to pass tax reform legislation. Foremost among our concerns is why, with an almost $20 trillion federal debt, are we even discussing tax cuts?...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Rankin: Watching local elections, observing online schools and superintendents’ meeting

Congratulations to all candidates who ran for their local school boards and to those winning their elections earlier this month. Now the hard work begins. Since my last column, I’ve been busy...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Friedman: Saudi Arabia’s ‘Arab Spring’ arrives, at long last

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — I never thought I’d live long enough to write this sentence: The most significant reform process underway anywhere in the Middle East today is in Saudi Arabia. Yes, you read...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Durham: Not all Alaskans support ANWR drilling

The Alaska congressional delegation often speaks as if all Alaskans want drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. On the contrary; many Alaskans want to see the Refuge protected. Senator...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Krugman: Simply put, it is the biggest tax scam in history

Donald Trump likes to declare that every good thing that happens while he’s in office – job growth, rising stock prices, whatever – is the biggest, greatest, best ever. Then the fact-checkers weigh...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Tenor of our politics demonizes people

If only the killing of 49 innocent people and the injuring of 53 others were unimaginable in our country. But it is heartbreaking and frightening to realize that acts of violence and hatred are...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Noel night: Shopping locally supports who and what we love in Durango

Although old man winter is late this year, Thanksgiving still kicked off the holiday giving season. Assuming you made it through Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday, as Noel Night...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials